Publications

HSP is regularly commissioned to produce and contribute to a wide range of research reports and other studies most of which can be downloaded directly from this website.

These cover a range of topics including

 

The anatomy of resilience: helps and hindrances as we ageTHE ANATOMY OF RESILIENCE: HELPS AND HINDRANCES AS WE AGE: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Social Services Improvement Agency, Wales, 2015

IBA and HSP were commissioned by the Social Services Improvement Agency (SSIA) to find out what helps and what gets in the way of wellbeing for older people and those caring for them. SSIA was particularly interested in hearing the views and experiences of people who are beginning to experience challenges in their lives and may be 'on the cusp' of needing help from services. This evidence review was the first stage of this work and helped us to identify some of the things that help older people to retain their well-being and independence, and also reduce the risk and impact of crises.

Hearing the voices of older people in Wales: what helps and hinders us as we age?HEARING THE VOICES OF OLDER PEOPLE IN WALES: WHAT HELPS AND HINDERS US AS WE AGE?
Social Services Improvement Agency, Wales, 2015

A principal goal of the Social Services and Well-being Wales Act is to enable people as they age, to overcome the barriers which prevent them from achieving and maintaining well-being and to do so as far as possible without having to turn to formal social care interventions.

This primary research was the second stage of this work and involved speaking with over 130 older people and their carers to find out what helps and what gets in the way of wellbeing for older people and those caring for them.

Housing and independent living: Policy and funding climateHOUSING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING: UNDERSTANDING THE POLICY AND FUNDING CLIMATE
Thomas Pocklington Trust, 2015

The context for this study is a housing policy and funding environment, alongside substantial changes to welfare benefits, that is making it more difficult for many young adults with sight loss (YASL) to gain access to a range of housing opportunities.

This study examines and analyses 'key factors' to understand the current policy and funding climate and how this affects housing prospects for YASL.

Housing and independent living: Housing advice and information resourcesHOUSING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING: REVIEWING HOUSING ADVICE AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
Thomas Pocklington Trust, 2015

In this study, we were asked to review housing advice and information resources which are (and might be) used by younger adults (aged between 16 and 44) with sight loss. Specifically, we were asked to find out:
1. How members of this group seek out information on housing options and how to pursue more independent living;
2. Which organisations provide this advice and information and which aspects they cover;
3. Whether peer advice is available and how technology and social media are being used;
4. Whether there are accessible and relevant resource materials on housing rights and options for this group;
5. What the funding position of organisations providing housing advice to younger adults with sight loss is; and
6. Where the gaps and good practice are.

Can self-funders afford housing with care?CAN SELF-FUNDERS AFFORD HOUSING WITH CARE? A GUIDE FOR PROVIDERS AND COMMISSIONERS
Housing LIN, 2013

The Housing with Care Affordability Guide aims to help providers and commissioners of housing with care (HWC) understand affordability from the perspective of self-funding residents (prospective and current). It covers:

Investing in ordinary lives: Innovations in housing for people with learning disabilitiesINVESTING IN ORDINARY LIVES. INNOVATIONS IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. WHY SHOULD WEALTHY INDIVIDUALS INVEST IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND HOW CAN THEY DO IT?
Housing & Support Alliance, 2013

This briefing sets out the options for wealthy individuals, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), to invest in property and housing that can be used by people with learning disabilities.

Investing in ordinary lives: Innovations in housing for people with learning disabilitiesINVESTING IN ORDINARY LIVES. INNOVATIONS IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Housing & Support Alliance, 2013

How companies could meet their corporate social responsibility obligations by investing in and/or encouraging development of housing for people with learning disabilities

Investing in ordinary lives: Innovations in housing for people with learning disabilitiesINVESTING IN ORDINARY LIVES. INNOVATIONS IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. HOW CAN SMALL LANDLORDS INVEST IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES?
Housing & Support Alliance, 2013

People with learning disabilities often have the qualities that small landlords seek in an ideal tenant. Most small landlords are typically seeking tenants that:

Investing in ordinary lives: Innovations in housing for people with learning disabilitiesINVESTING IN ORDINARY LIVES. INNOVATIONS IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. HOW CORPORATE INVESTORS AND LENDERS CAN INVEST IN HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES.
Housing & Support Alliance, 2013

There is currently a small niche market for corporate investors and lenders in housing/property to be used by people with learning disabilities. There is considerable potential for the size of this market to increase over the next 5-10 years as a growing number of people with learning disabilities wish to live in ordinary forms of housing rather than institutional registered care settings.

Findings from housing with care research: Practice examplesFINDINGS FROM HOUSING WITH CARE RESEARCH: PRACTICE EXAMPLES
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2012

A good practice guide about housing with care for older people written for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of their Better Life programme.

Whose responsibility? Roles and responsibilities in housing with careWHOSE RESPONSIBILITY? BOUNDARIES OF ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN HOUSING WITH CARE
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2012

This major qualitative research study looks at how different services, providers and other key players work together in HWC schemes and the impact this has on residents' quality of life. Written for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of their Better Life programme.

Affordability, choices and quality of life in housing with careAFFORDABILITY, CHOICES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN HOUSING WITH CARE
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2012

This is the first UK-wide study of the views of self funders living in not-for-profit and private HWC. Self funders are tenants and owner occupiers paying some or all the costs of their housing/care/support, including people with a personal budget. Written for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of their Better Life programme.

Mental health and home ownershipMENTAL HEALTH AND HOME OWNERSHIP 2nd Edition
National Housing Federation, 2011

This book sets out how people with mental health problems can become homeowners and live with greater independence and stability.

Ownership options for people with a learning disabilityOWNERSHIP OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY 2nd Edition
National Housing Federation, 2010

This book set out a range of ways disabled people could become homeowners and live with greater independence.

Evaluation of a community co-operative for people with learning disabilitiesAN EVALUATION OF A COMMUNITY CO-OPERATIVE FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN THE EAST END OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Northern Rock Foundation, 2010

An evaluation of a Community Co-op that was established in the East End of Newcastle upon Tyne to support people with learning disabilities. The evaluation was commissioned and funded by Northern Rock Foundation (NRF). KeyRing (KR) developed an innovative project: setting up a community living co-operative in the East End of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the wards of Walker, Byker and Heaton, which was intended to provide an alternative model of supported living.

Planning and commissioning housing for people with learning disabilitiesPLANNING AND COMMISSIONING HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES: A TOOLKIT FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Department of Health, 2010

This is a 'toolkit' for local authorities with adult social services and housing responsibilities. The toolkit is intended to assist local authorities with their partners to plan effectively for the housing requirements of local people with learning disabilities and to be able to deliver a wider range of housing options in practice. It is intended to assist local authorities to deliver the objective of more people with moderate to severe learning disabilities living in their own homes.

Nobody's listening: The impact of floating support on older people living in sheltered careNOBODY'S LISTENING. THE IMPACT OF FLOATING SUPPORT ON OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN SHELTERED HOUSING
Help the Aged, 2009

Help the Aged commissioned the Housing & Support Partnership to ascertain more clearly how support in sheltered housing is changing across England, to help formulate the organisation's response and to ensure that the views of older people are considered in the wider debate.

A measure of success: Evaluation of extra care housing programme for people with learning disabilitiesA MEASURE OF SUCCESS. AN EVALUATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S EXTRA CARE HOUSING PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Department of Health, 2008

An evaluation of 10 extra care housing schemes for people with learning disabilities across England.

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Northern Rock Foundation

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HSP produced a guide aimed at commissioners and other professionals on behalf of the Housing LIN and funded by JRF

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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UK Wide Research in relation to Housing Care for Older People

This research study, as part of the JRF Better Life programme, involved us undertaking interviews and small focus groups with older people over an 18 month period speaking with over 120 older people across the UK including in Scotland, as well as with over 50 professional stakeholders.

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London Borough of Newham

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On behalf of the local authority HSP designed a support programme for local voluntary sector organisations to assist them to be effective in an environment of the personalisation of social care and support. This involved supporting a large number of local voluntary organisations to plan their services differently and implement business processes to be able to ensure their service offers can remain relevant.

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Advance Housing

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HSP worked for Advance Housing to identify a suitable development partner to develop a range of housing options for disabled adults.

HSP undertook a rent benchmarking exercise to assess the rents of Advance Housing against a similar range of housing providers.

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Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust

HSP undertook two scoping studies for the Thomas Pocklington Trust (a charity for people with sight loss) to better understand the future housing requirements and housing advice requirements of younger adults with sight loss. This involved working across the UK, including holding interviews and focus groups all over the UK.

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York Housing Association

York Housing Association

HSP undertook a strategic review of the housing association's extra care housing provision in order to provide the association with a viable business model.

This involved consultation with residents, stakeholders including the NHS and local authority and analysis of operational and financial data to produce credible business plan.

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